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  • The Shabbat Elevator and other Sabbath Subterfugesby Alan Dundes

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    This book focuses on the topic of 'circumventing custom' with special emphasis on the ingenious ways Orthodox (and other) Jews have devised to avoid breaking the extensive list of activities forbidden on the Sabbath. After examining the sources of Sabbath observance as set forth in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and rabbinical writings, some... more...

  • Wisdom in Transitionby Samuel L. Adams

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    This volume considers a major shift among Jewish sages during the Second Temple period, as certain authors moved from an earthly focus to a belief in individual immortality. Egyptian instructions and the book of Proverbs are examined for necessary background. The colorful responses of Qoheleth and Ben Sira to an emergent belief in the afterlife are... more...

  • The Significance of Sinaiby George J. Brooke; Hindy Najman; Loren T. Stuckenbruck; Nathalie Lacoste

    BRILL 2008; US$ 173.00

    Presents ancient and modern Jewish and Christian views of the revelation at Sinai. This title includes essays which show that Sinai as the location of the revelation soon became less significant than the narratives about it. more...

  • Tuning the Soulby Chani Haran Smith

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    This book is an in-depth study of the function of music in religious experience according to Rabbi Na?man of Bratzlav. It provides new insights on his unique doctrine of the Good Points, which represent the core of loving kindness and holiness in the human soul, and the musical context in which they become both a means and a metaphor for spiritual... more...

  • Judaism For Dummiesby Rabbi Ted Falcon; David Blatner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 18.39

    Your plain-English guide to Judaism Whether you're interested in the religion or the spirituality, the culture or the ethnic traditions, Judaism For Dummies explores the full spectrum of Judaism, dipping into the mystical, meditative, and spiritual depth of the faith and the practice. In this warm and welcoming book, you'll find coverage of: Orthodox... more...

  • Reader's Guide to Judaismby Michael Terry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 295.00

    The Reader's Guide to Judaism is a survey of English-language translations of the most important primary texts in the Jewish tradition. The field is assessed in some 470 essays discussing individuals (Martin Buber, Gluckel of Hameln), literature (Genesis, Ladino Literature), thought and beliefs (Holiness, Bioethics), practice (Dietary Laws, Passover),... more...

  • Why We Remain Jewsby Vladimir Tsesis

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 15.99

    Dr. Tsesis describes the path he traversed from religious ignorance to strong belief in the Jewish religion. Tsesis assigns a special place to the proof of his conclusion that religion and science?especially in light of recent discoveries?are not antagonists, and are, in fact, in complete harmony, supplementing and not excluding each other. In the... more...

  • Jüdische Politik und Presse in der frühen Bundesrepublikby Andrea Sinn

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 55.82

    Eine zentrale Bedeutung für die Formierung des Judentums in Westdeutschland nach 1945 nahmen ursprünglich aus Osteuropa stammende Juden ein. Die Geschichte der Anfänge, der Gründung und der Institutionalisierung dieser osteuropäisch geprägten jüdischen Gemeinschaft sowie deren Repräsentanz in der Bunderepublik beleuchtet Andrea Sinn für den Zeitraum... more...

  • Mazel tovby Tanja Pilger; Markus Witte

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2012; US$ 46.89

    Die Festschrift bietet 28 Originalbeiträge zum christlich-jüdischen Dialog aus der Hand von international renommierten Bibelwissenschaftlern, Judaisten, Kirchenhistorikern, Kunstgeschichtlern und systematischen Theologen. Dabei wird die wechselvolle Begegnung von Judentum und Christentum durch die Jahrhunderte hindurch mittels der Auslegung zentraler... more...

  • Predigt und Deraschaby Alexander Deeg

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2006; US$ 77.24

    Alexander Deeg bereichert das christliche Predigen durch Erkenntnisse aus dem Judentum. Ausgangspunkt ist die Derascha, die jüdische »Predigt«, in ihren unterschiedlichen Spielarten seit rabbinischer Zeit bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart. Die historische Untersuchung zur jüdischen Predigt erhellt ihren Umgang mit dem biblischen Text im Blick auf die... more...